It may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to teeth but at the Otago Dental School, they run with heart. Last year, students, staff, and faculty ran for UNICEF and Life Matters, raising almost $4000.00. This year, the number of runners and fundraising efforts are even greater. To date, there are 26 runners confirmed with 4 non-profit charities receiving funds. The team does some training together and although some are running their first 10km race others are trying to beat full or half marathon personal best times.
Everyone wants to tackle some community issue but people often feel powerless to affect change alone and that’s how Team Run with Heart came to be: the dentistry family cares AND they are here to do something about it together.